Today Is…

Read Across America Day.

Seriously. The Boy’s school is devoting an entire day of instruction to reading for pleasure. And in case any of you didn’t know, I write books.

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I honestly am still in disbelief every time I look at this photo. That’s eleven books. ELEVEN.

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(Sorry. Couldn’t help myself. I love Stranger Things. Eleven is my favorite character. I can’t wait for the new season to come out.)

I’m pretty lousy at marketing myself, to be honest. I know this. I’m not paying for any kind of marketing assistance. It’s all just people reading what I write and deciding to pass on to other people they know that I wrote something they liked. But since it’s Read Across America Day, I figure it’s time for me to take a stab at some book promotion.

I promise I’m not inventing these testimonials, but they were given to me anonymously, so I can’t make quotes with attribution or anything. I’ve been told that my books make readers feel hopeful and good, and who couldn’t use more of those feelings in their life? I’ve been told that I write really relatable characters that feel like real people that readers want to root for. I’ve had my writing described as ‘intimate,’ and ’emotional,’ and ‘visceral,’ without leaning on manufactured drama to move plots. They’re character and relationship driven stories, even the new thing I’m working on right now, which is an attempt at a high concept piece. So if you like plot driven adventures, I’m probably not your cup of tea (but hey! Maybe still give one a try. I’m stunned at the response I’ve gotten about my work so far).

Anyway, to celebrate Read Across America Day and the beginning of March, my novella Opening Doors will be on sale at $.99/ebook copy today and for the following week. This sale kicks off March because this book…well…I won’t spoil the plot, but let’s just say *basketball.* Haha!

Anyway, I hope all of you find some time to read for pleasure today, and I’d be honored if you chose to read something I wrote. Thank you to all of you who already have and already do read the things I write.

~Jenlyn

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